Driver in Uber cab rape case convicted
Uber cab driver has been convicted by the Delhi court for raping a 25-year-old woman executive in his taxi last year. The driver has been charged of rape and faces maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
The Uber driver was held guilty for the offences under sections 376 (2) (m) (while committing rape causes grievous bodily harm or disfigures or endangers life of a woman), 366 (abducting with an intent to compel her for marriage), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (causing hurt) of the IPC.
Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja convicted the accused of rape and other charges framed against the driver.The court said “Shiv Kumar Yadav is convicted of all charges (framed against him). To come up for arguments on quantum of sentence on October 23.”
The detailed judgment in the matter would be made available on October 23 after pronouncement of sentence.
With today’s verdict, Yadav faces a maximum of life term which under the relevant provision means imprisonment till his remaining natural life.